Business News Archive - August 20, 2008

With the Olympic Games in full flow, China is capping its economic growth with an event of unprecedented scale. Oliver Astley talks to companies that do businesses in China and are aware of the potential and the pitfalls.

The idea that "the lights will go out" unless we have the Kingsnorth power station in Kent, or nuclear power, is not right. Nuclear power stations and "clean" coal-fired power stations cannot be built quickly enough to fill the supposed "energy gap".

By BRADLEY GERRARD Expansion plans for Exeter International Airport have been examined by councillors. Plans to expand the airport over the next 20 years are currently out to public consultation.

By Krista Ledbetter Plans for an aircraft manufacturing facility at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport promises big things for the county -- if everything pans out. Morgan Aircraft LLC, Oostburg, proposed a plan to build a new manufacturing facility on the county's airport grounds.

By Marina Emmanuel LOCAL turboprop operator Firefly will be opening more payment channels for ticket purchases by passengers for its flights by the end of the year.

By Manju V MUMBAI: At every international airport in India, only one security agency is allowed to conduct X-ray screening of registered baggage for all foreign flights. But Jet Airways has apparently been flouting this norm at the Mumbai airport for a while.

NEW DELHI: At a time when domestic airfares have hit the roof, flying out of new airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore will cost even more. The aviation ministry on Monday allowed a levy of Rs 375 as user development fee (UDF) on domestic passengers flying out of Hyderabad.

Hundreds of Chinese pilots and airline staff owe their grasp of English to the University of Derby.

Air accident investigations into a plane crash which left two people dead have been completed. A Luscombe Silvair came down in fields between Stafford and Uttoxeter, at around midday on Sunday, December 16, killing the pilot and passenger.

By Andy Piper There's still some mystery surrounding American Airlines' confirmation last week that it is cutting one of the four daily American Eagle flights from Dubuque Regional Airport to Chicago O'Hare, effective Nov.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.